Summer Celebration Archives

2018 Celebration Photos

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Celebration Photos Courtesy: Doug Mills

Click here to return to FLC’s Summer Celebration Page.

Celebration Photos Courtesy: Doug Mills

2017 Summer Celebration Photos

These photos are courtesy of Doug Mills.

To view 2016’s Celebration Photos – click here

A very special thank you to FLC’s 2020 Summer Celebration Sponsors & Hosts!

2020 Sponsors






 FLC Properties Foundation - Small logo  Pro2Serve2
UCOR Amentum new logo UTB (2)


 Burley Logo  CBBC  Print
 EnergySolutions color  FMP logo  thumb_1474477036_easyreadsquarelogo (2)
 Hickory Logo  IIA-New-Horizontal-logo_300-1030x300 (2)

Leidos Engineering_color_CS

LRW (2)

   Mark Jendrek, P.C.

RPS Ad color
 Strata-G  Trentham TTCoTN_Logo_RGB (2)


















                                             2020 Host Committee

Donna & Chuck Alexander
Honey & Sen. Lamar Alexander
Joan & The Honorable Victor Ashe
Lucretia & Bill Atterson
Richard T. Baird
Sheila & Charlie Barnett
Pauline & Charles Bayne
Marjorie & John Beasley
Anne Bennett & Philip Mummert
Marty & David Black
Sherry & Bob Browder
Marion & Charles Burger
David L. Buuck
Ed Caudill
Vicki & Jeff Chapman
Ben C. Clark, Jr.
Linda & Pete Claussen
Madge Cleveland
Mary Coffey & Jim Froula
Louise & Bob Collier
Dr. Mary F. Cushman
Nancy & Gary Dunavant
Judi & David Forkner
L. Barry Goss
Angela & Brian Groenhout
Emily & Spencer Hall
Christine ‘Teenie’ Hayworth
Jenny Hines & Tom Jester
Frances & Jerry Hodge
Julia Huster & Jeff Fletcher
Mary & Mark Jendrek
Wilma H. Jordan
Susan Kincaid & Mike Parish
Ann & Mark King
Lucy & Philip Kirkham
Janet & Frank Kornegay
Carol & Stephen Krauss
Susan & David Long
Bonnie & Bob Morris
Steve Polte
Sara Fortune Rose
Darlene & Ed St. Clair
Betsy & Robert Smith
Cindy Spangler
Mary Kay & Bill Sullivan
John Z.C. Thomas
Nancy & Dan Thompson
Nancy & Bob Van Hook
G. Addison West
Kathy & John Wilbanks
Susan & George Wilson
David  Zandstra

Summer 2020

2019 Celebration Photo - Image courtesy of Doug Mills.

2019 Celebration Photo – Image courtesy of Doug Mills.

Dear Friend of the Foothills,

On behalf of FLC’s Board and staff we hope this letter finds you, your family, work colleagues and friends doing well and staying healthy. Over the past few weeks, FLC has been monitoring the public health situation closely. We have taken under advisement national guidelines, as well as our own concerns for public safety, and have decided to cancel our annual Summer Celebration fundraiser.

Please know that we have greatly appreciated the individual and corporate support of our annual event and hope that you are able to support FLC’s land conservation programs during this time. We could not have come this far without our community of Friends – and we need this support now more than ever!

FLC depends on the contributions from the Summer Celebration for assistance with operating costs such as staff salaries, utilities, insurance, and tech related outlays.

To make a donation in support of the Conservancy, please visit our page on Network for Good:

Network for Good

We hope that you will consider participating as a ‘virtual’ Host Committee supporter this year. 2020 Hosts receive their name listing on FLC’s website, August eNews, and Annual Report. Host Committee contributions for this event are typically $250 per couple or $125 for an individual. Note that that this year your donation is 100% deductible as there will be no exchange of goods and services.

You can also support this event as a ‘virtual’ Celebration Sponsor. This year’s sponsors receive company logo inclusion on FLC’s website, August 2020 eNews, and in our next Annual Report. Note that this year the entire donation provided by your company is 100% deductible as there will be no exchange of goods and services. Click here to print and mail FLC’s 2020 Sponsor Registration Form.

To contribute as a Sponsor or Host, please use the following PayPal link. To print and mail in a donation form, click here.

FLC’s 2020 ‘Virtual’ Summer Celebration – Host & Sponsor

Thanks to your generous and ongoing contributions FLC continues to expand conservation efforts across our diverse region. Please feel free to give us a call with questions or requests at (865) 681-8326.


Bill Clabough, FLC Executive Director


About FLC’s Annual ‘Summer Celebration’… 

FLC’s Summer Celebration is an annual fundraiser and friend-raiser which brings together our supporters and those interested in learning more about our organization. It’s an opportunity to visit with Board and staff while learning about Foothills’ mission, project successes, and highlights. And, we just enjoy spending time with each other – it’s a party!
A big thank you goes out to FLC’s annual event partners! RiverView Family Farm and it’s Director, Rachel Samulski, makes us all feel right at home.  Doug Mills, videographer of the local television program, “The Heartland Series”, provides his outstanding photography skills to capture special moments. Holly’s Eventful Dining and The Pour Guys take care of guests with an assortment of fabulous drinks and a tasty Southern menu that includes pork sliders, mozzarella salad and deviled eggs. Check out the photos below to see event images from previous years. 

To View 2019’s Celebration Photos – click here

To view 2018’s Celebration photos – click here

To view 2017’s  Celebration photos – click here

To view 2016’s  Celebration photos – click here

Recap of FLC’s ’30th Anniversary’ Summer Celebration – August 22, 2015

2015 Celebration

On Saturday, August 22, 2015,the Foothills Board, staff, and supporters gathered to celebrate FLC’s 30th anniversary as a regional land trust.

 This year’s Summer Celebration was another successful and fun evening spent at Penrose Farm. Many thanks to our hostess, Christine ‘Teenie’ Hayworth. We would also like to thank our 2015 Sponsors, 2015 Host Committee, and volunteers along with our Board of Directors for making this event a wonderful gathering of friends.

During the program, Foothills announced the creation of a new fund, called The Land Preservation Fund. This special fund will assist FLC with future land protection and acquisition projects. To date, close to $14,000 has been raised in donations ‘in memory of’ Jack Rose. The FLC Board has agreed to match, dollar for dollar, these donations along with any future donations ‘in memory of’ Jack Rose. The money to date – all $24,000 – will be placed in the Land Preservation Fund. FLC has also approved a portion of money recently received from the estate of the late Charlie Klabunde, along with donations made by two other FLC supporters, to be moved into this fund as well. We are excited to report that the fund balance now stands at a total of $100,000, assisting in a great start for an important fund.

Here are a few links to recent media articles about FLC’s 30th anniversary as a regional land trust and our recent Summer Celebration:

2015 Summer Celebration

Celebrate Summer – Conservancy marks 30 years of land protection – Maryville Daily Times
Cynthia Moxley’s The Blue Streak ‘Foothills and friends remember Jack Rose’
30 Years of Protecting Land – FLC celebrates past, looks ahead – Maryville Daily Times
Roots of Foothills Land Conservancy are deep – Maryville Daily Times

To view last year’s 2014 Celebration page that includes images from the event, please click here.

A special thank you to all of our Friends…

For another successful Summer Celebration!


Photo Courtesy: Doug Mills

A special thank you to all of our Friends for helping to make this year’s Celebration one of the most successful to date! Close to 300 guests mingled among the pastures and gardens at Christine Hayworth’s Penrose Farm – a perfect location for FLC’s annual friend and fundraiser.  FLC Board and staff visited with and thanked our individual and corporate Friends while updating them on Foothills’ programs. Despite a few summer showers,  festivities got underway with delicious food from Holly’s Eventful Catering and beverages served by the Pour Guys. A special thank you to Campbell Tent & Party Rental, Stellar Visions & Sound and our many wonderful volunteers!

 This is the fifth year Christine Hayworth has graciously hosted FLC’s annual friend and fundraiser at her 130 acre equestrian center and horse farm. In 2007, Mrs. Hayworth partnered with FLC to place a conservation easement on the property, permanently preserving the natural features of the property, which also boasts outstanding views of the foothills and Great Smoky Mountains.

Foothills’ annual Celebration is a time to visit with other FLC supporters in a relaxed setting while celebrating the Foothills mission to preserve, protect and enhance the Tennessee landscape. This past year was a third consecutive record-breaking year and a ‘best ever’ record for Foothills Land Conservancy, with well in excess of 11,000 acres protected. To date, we have preserved over 46,000 acres in 26 Tennessee counties!

2014 Celebration Photos

Celebration Write Up in the Knoxville News Sentinel by Megan Venable

Click here to view photos courtesy of Chuck Cooper.

 Photos Below Courtesy of Doug Mills.




The support of our Friends assists us with land preservation projects, community outreach and operating expenses. To make a donation to the Foothills Land Conservancy, please visit our Donate Now page.


FLC’s 2014 Sponsors & Hosts

 2014 Sponsors

*Indicates a returning sponsor!


Pilot Corporation*


Mast General Store*




Baker Donelson, PC*                     
Blount Gastroenterology Assoc.*         
Burley Stabilization Corp.*                 
Chervenak & Associates, PC*       
CH2M HILL*                                    
Duo Fast of Knoxville*                       
Energy Solutions*                         
Furrow Auction Company*        
Gilmartin Engineering Works         
Hines & Company, P.C.                
Information International Assoc.*  
Leidos Engineering*
Little River Trading Company *Indicates a returning sponsor!
Long, Ragsdale & Waters, PC*
Mark Jendrek, PC*
ORNL Federal Credit Union*
Penrose Farm*
Renasant Bank*
Resource Advisory Services*
Restoration Services, Inc.
Retirement Planning Services*
The Trust Company*
UT Battelle*

2014 Hosts

Honey & Sen. Lamar Alexander
Kim & Mike Arms
Angie & Steve Arnett
Lucretia & William Atterson
Bob Baldani
Sheila & Dr. Charlie Barnett
Marjorie & John Beasley
Marty & David Black
Pat & Ernie Blankenship
B.J. & Gerald Boyd
Priscilla & Jim Campbell
Vicki & Jeff Chapman
Terry A. Chervenak
Betsy Child & Paul Barber
Ben C. Clark, Jr.
Jay Clark
Linda & Pete Claussen
Madge & Barry Cleveland
Donna & Bill Cobble
Dr. Mary Cushman
Karen Eberle
Bonita & John Eschenberg
Pat & Homer Fisher
Judi & David Forkner
Jenny Freeman & Bill Allen
Rachel & Dr. Gerald Gibson
Drs. Karen & Barry Goss
Gail P. Harris
Christine ‘Teenie’ Hayworth
Jean Hicks & Addison West
Robin Hill
Jenny Hines & Tom Jester
Frances & Jerry Hodge
Susan & J.T. Howell
Norma & Wes James
Debbie & Dr. Craig Jarvis
Mary & Mark Jendrek
Jamie & Steve Jones
Marilyn & Lewis Kearney
Ann & Mark King
Christie & David Lewis
Susan & David Long
Karen & Billy Minser
Pam & Mike Parton
Drs. Marie & John Peine
Betsy Prine
Kim Raia
Rep. Bob Ramsey 
Sara & Jack Rose
Courtney Russell & David Branton
Darlene & Ed St. Clair
Judy & David Shiflett
Billy Stair
Mary Kay & Bill Sullivan
Nancy & Bob Van Hook
Kathy & David Wallace
Ruth & Steve West
Kathy & John Wilbanks
Karlyn & David Zandstra


2013 Celebration Photos: Randy Purcell Photography & Chuck Cooper Photography

Knoxville News Article – FLC Touts Accomplishments at Annual Celebration

Daily Times Article –   Protecting the Land August 2013